Give It Up For Gulu 5K and Doggie Dash scheduled for  September 23, 2017, Rockford Park


2016 Doggie Sponsors



Fourth Annual

Give It Up For Gulu 5K Run/Walk and

1 Mile Doggie Dash

Benefiting St. Catherine of Siena School, Gulu, Uganda

Education, the beginning of self reliance in a changing world.       


September 24, 2016              Rockford Park, Wilmington, Delaware             9am (8am registration)

This event benefits St. Catherine of Siena Nursery School and our focus this year is to provide a school van to transport the children safely to and from school, bring others from far away and have the children arrive on time.  (event details below)

Friendly doggies welcome to run or walk!  

Do you like to run/walk with your dog?  Let him/her be a part of this event to help the children.  Doggie scarfs, made in Uganda, will be given to 1 Miler participants and available to others for a $5.00 donation.  Doggies are welcome in either the 5K or 1 Mile event.  

Great prizes for top finishers!

We take pride in the prizes awarded to our 5K top finishers (top three in each 10 year age bracket).  Our prizes are from local and national businesses who partner with us as a way to help with our efforts to benefit the school.  See list of gift sponsors below!

Wonderful prize for ladies, age 50 and up!

We have a very special prize for the top finisher in the female age 50+ category, the "Denise McFadden" prize ($150. Dicks Sporting Goods gift card).  Denise was a wonderful person and avid runner who won her race to Heaven in 2011.  The McFadden Family presents this prize to keep Denise's spirit alive!  

Virtual Run/Walk

Want to participate, but cannot attend the event?  Sign up as a Virtual Participant!  You can walk, run, bike, swim, or whatever you want, for as far as you want, and where ever you are and still help the cause.  Invite others to join you and send us a pic of your personalized event.  

Race Details

The 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Doggie Dash takes place in the scenic Rockford Park in Wilmington, Delaware at the peak of autumn.  The 5K Run/Walk begins behind the historic water tower, loops the park with an out and back onto Rt. 52, finishing with second loop in front of the water tower.  Friendly doggies are welcome to attend the 5K.  The new 1 Mile Doggie Dash will begin and end behind the tower for walkers with or without doggies.  

T-shirts for first 200 5K participants and great prizes for top 3 finishers in all ten year age brackets.  Doggies will receive treats and a doggie scarf made in Uganda.  Lots of fun for all runners, walkers, doggies and their owners.  

*Free raffle for 2017 Firefly Music Festival (2 GA passes) with registration.

"My Backpack" campaign - St. Catherine of Siena Nursery School children would love to receive their very own backpack filled with learning aides.  Can you help?  It's simple, fill a drawstring bag with learning aides from the $ store and bring it to the Gulu 5K or drop off at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Wilmington August 1 - October 31st.


Want to advertise your business or give a shout out to your family?  Sponsorship is available for businesses, families or individuals.  Choose the Gold, Silver, Bronze levels or be a Water Table Sponsor.  In Kind Donations are also accepted for raffle or awards for top finishers of 5K event.  Click here for the detailed Sponsor Letter.  

Doggie Sponsors

Your Doggie can be a Sponsor too!  A $25.00 donation will allow your Doggie to be adored by many.  His/her photo and profile will be posted on our Facebook page and webpage.  Let others know what a great friend he/she is to you!  Email your Doggie's photo and profile by July 12th to  Your doggie's profile will be posted July - race day and his/her name will be entered into a drawing for a "Pet Basket" ($200. value).  Make your donation HERE!  

2016 Gift and Refreshment Sponsors (updated weekly)